Hillary to visit Pak on ‘people-to-people trip’: Holbrooke
Washington: Hillary Clinton will shortly be visiting Pakistan to interact with the politicians and civil society in the backdrop of recent internal violence, Obama’s Special Representative for Af-Pak, Richard Holbrooke informed.
Calling US Secretary of State’s visit a ‘people-to-people trip’, Holbrooke said that Clinton’s trip to the troubled nation would be one the most important foreign visits of the top American Diplomat.
“I think this is one of the most important trips she has made since she became Secretary of State and I think the whole world will be watching. This is a people-to-people trip. It’s an expression of the support of President Obama and his administration,” The Dawn quoted Holbrooke, as saying.
Interacting with mediapersons here, Holbrooke said Clinton would be coming to Pakistan as a friend and not to pressurize the nation to accept any restrictions that impinge on its sovereignty.
“She is bringing a message of friendship and support to a country under tremendous pressure. She is going to focus on the real needs of the Pakistani people. And I want to stress that she comes to Pakistan as a friend, not with conditions but with support for the democratically elected government and the people of Pakistan,” Holbrooke said.
“And I think the whole world will be watching,” he added.
Clinton’s visit comes at a time when anti-American sentiments in Pakistan are at an all time high, and the top US diplomat would surely work to allay those negative perceptions.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- DNA: Analysis of insensitivity shown by political leaders over rising poverty in India
- Valour of a soldier: CRPF officer Satwant Singh fights Naxals till his last breath
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- Virat Kohli's 'shot of the year' already has a big challenger – See video to believe!
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city